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Tiffany & Co. Oval Soleste Engagement Ring 2.03 Center F VS1 2.33 Carats Total
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. Soleste Diamond Engagement ring featuring a 2.03 ct Oval Shape Center diamond finely crafted in Platinum graded F color and VS1 clarity with Tiffany certificate #636901...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Untreated Pink Sapphire Ring by Graff, 7.51 Carats
Located in New Orleans, LA
Stunning color distinguishes the natural pink Ceylon sapphire in this ring by the famed House of Graff. This 7.51-carat gemstone is of the highest caliber, displaying the perfect viv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Platinum

Scarselli 5 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
SCARSELLI is featuring a 5+ carat Fancy Intense Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond VS1 clarity, certified by GIA ( see certificate picture for detailed stone information) flanked by a pair o...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Natural Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut 6.15 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning 6.15 carat natural fancy yellow radiant cut diamond exhibits an exceptionally strong lemon yellow color along with an amazing saturation, brilliance and fire. Exception...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

4 Ct Emerald 4.3 Ct Diamond White Gold Ring, 1990
Located in Herzelia, IL
4Carat Emerald and 4.3 Carat Diamond White Gold Ring. Important ring with Emerald and Diamond while smaller Round-cut Diamonds incorporated on the ring. There is something mesmerizin...
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1890s Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

1.61 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.61ctw J/SI1 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

SCARSELLI 9 Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Natural Diamond Engagement Ring GIA
Located in New York, NY
From SCARSELLI the world-renowned Natural Fancy Color diamonds, this 9+ carat Fancy Vivid Yellow cushion cut diamond (certificate picture attached for detailed center stone informati...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 3.92 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Vivid Diamonds engagement ring crafted in platinum, showcasing a spectacular GIA certified round brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.63 carats, I color, VS clarity adorned with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Light Pink Marquise Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for an engagement ring full of character, consider this striking Light Pink Marquise Cut Diamond Platinum Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring. Pink, the color of true ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. GIA certified 2.06 carat I color, VS2 clarity, Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring Set in platinum Comes with original Tiffany & Co. box, Diamond ...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Three-Stone Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully hand crafted platinum 3 stone diamond ring, set with 3 perfectly matched round brilliant cut diamonds.The center diamond weighing 1.55 carats is complimented by 2 side st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

J. Birnbach GIA Certified 5.61 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Art Deco Ring
Located in New York, NY
This incredible, new ring from the J. Birnbach workshop features a GIA certified 5.61 carat emerald cut diamond of E color and SI1 clarity. Set in a thoughtfully designed Art Deco st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Artist Ring with 6.41 Cts. Perfect Malaia Garnet
Located in Berlin, DE
This 18 karat yellow gold Mesopotamian ring by artist is encrusted with 6.41 carats natural brownish pink Malaia garnet, rare cushion author perfect cut, breathtaking colour, 12.44x1...
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2010s Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

Garnet, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA 2.36 Carat Marquise Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for an engagement ring full of character, consider this striking GIA 2.36 Carat Marquise Cut Diamond Platinum Three Stone Engagement Ring. A timeless design that w...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Flawless GIA Certified 5.75 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Antinori Fine Jewels is proud to offer this important and impressive 5.75 carat GIA certified D Color FLAWLESS Clarity Emerald cut diamond ring. The ring consists of one emerald cu...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Tiffany & Co 2.94 Carat No Heat GIA Certified Sapphire and Diamond Antique Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Carefully forged in 18 carat gold is this astonishing antique Tiffany & Co. 2.94 carat, no heat, GIA certified, natural sapphire sugarloaf cabochon flanked by two gorgeous white old ...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.70 Carat GIA Certified Emerald Cut Diamond in a Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.70ct M/VVS2 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18k yellow gold setting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Natural Fancy Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Handcrafted 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Rive Gauche Jewelry and handcrafted by their master jeweler, this stylish chic contemporary ring features an Old European cut diamond set in an 18 karat ring. The combina...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. 0.29 Carat D VVS1 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Platinum handcrafted mounting by Tiffany & Co. featuring a perfect round brilliant cut diamond secured by 6 prongs. The central diamond is accompanied by a leather bound Tiffany cert...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.01 Carat GIA Certified D Flawless Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
The very best is displayed in this wonderful sparkling, bright and white diamond engagement ring. Not requiring any further embellishment, this GIA certified round brilliant cut diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.21 Carat Diamond Halo Luxurious Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Set within a luxurious platinum hand crafted mounting with round brilliant cut diamonds cascading down each side of the platinum shank, the center halo of bright white and sparkly di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.22 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Three-Stone Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A unique engagement ring style showcasing a 2.22 carat cushion cut diamond, flanked by brilliant kite cut diamonds weighing 0.20 carats total, on either side. Set in a diamond encrus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 1.33 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A simple style engagement ring that exudes a lot of elegance. Showcasing a 1.33 carat emerald cut diamond certified by GIA as L color, VS2 clarity, set in a thin solitaire style moun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

French 3.18 Carat Sapphire Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Platinum Daisy Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark and platinum, dog head hallmark. Of oval form, this imposing ring called daisy is set in the center with 8 claws, of a blue oval sap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Ruby Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ballerina Bridal GIA Certified Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simply beautiful Ballerina Ruby Diamond Ring with a Oval Cut 1.66 Carat Ruby which is surrounded by 10 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.81 carats. The total carat weight of the ring i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K yellow gold Diamond: 1 emerald cut = 1.16ct Color: D Clarity: VVS2 GIA: 2135110778 Diamonds: 14 round brilliant cut = .42cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Rin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Finest Quality VVS1 3.75 Carat Diamond Triple Row Band Ring 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Tustin, CA
Exquisite diamond band ring features three rows of finest quality large round brilliant white diamonds, prong set in a heavy 18 karat white gold mounting. The diamonds are blindingly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Edwardian Platinum GIA European 2.39 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This breathtaking antique diamond engagement ring was crafted from solid platinum during the Edwardian period and features a gorgeous, old European cut diamond solitaire at its cente...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Style Platinum Diamond and Ruby Engagement Ring
Located in Dallas, TX
Inspired by Art Deco Style design, this custom handmade engagement ring features a 0.94 carat round brilliant cut diamond with J color and VS1 clarity. The ring is accented with two ...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 11.32 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This magnificent GIA Certified 11.32 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring is as full of life and luster as a gemstone can get. Mounted in a handmade platinum setting, this ring ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

5.10 Carat Spinel and Diamond Three-Stone Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
A vibrant purple-pinkish red 4.16 carat cushion-cut natural Spinel is the centerpiece of this ring. The vibrant gemstone is highlighted by two round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, Platinum

Solitaire Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond estimated weight: 0.22 carat. Modern cut. Estimated to be G-H and Vvs clarity. Diamond diameter: approximately 3.92 millimeters. Ring Size: 5 1/2. Gross weight: 2.00 grams.
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Late 20th Century Aesthetic Movement Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

5ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ring In 18 Karat Yellow Gold By Rocks For Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ring is designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamond. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizing its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified Cushion Diamond Three-Stone Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Features 1.71 carat cushion diamond in the center. The diamond is certified by GIA as H color and SI2 Clarity. The side diamonds are 1.10 carat and .98 carat respectively. These diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.10 Carat Morganite Halo Diamond 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
This classic Morganite Ring has a 2.45 Carat Oval Cut Morganite as its center and is surrounded by a halo of 34 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.65 Carats. The clarity and color of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Morganite, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

GIA Report Certified F Color 0.85 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified F color 0.85 carat diamond and fancy pink diamond engagement ring circa 1990. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right a...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.87 Carat Ruby Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simple yet beautiful ring with a 1.11 Carat Pear Cut Ruby as its center and 60 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.76 carats. The total carat weight of the ring is 1.87 carats. The ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

1.89 Carat Fancy Dark Gray Pear Shape Rose Cut Diamond Ring GIA Certified
Located in New York, NY
GIA Certified Fancy dark gray pear shape rose cut diamond and blue sapphire engagement ring hand crafted in 18 k gold. The details are as follows : Fancy dark gray pear shape rose ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Nouveau Blue Sapphire White Gold Filigree Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
sapphire ring reminiscent of the 1920s Art Nouveau era. This beautiful ring features a single round cut natural sapphire (approximately 1ct) firmly prong set in the solid 14K White...
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1920s Art Nouveau Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

18k White and Yellow Gold Nikki Green Emerald Diamond Ring 'Center: 3.29- Carat'
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 18k Two-Tone Gold hand-crafted ring features a vibrant Green Ethiopian Emerald - Shaped Natural Emerald. This unique emerald exhibits a similar color to a Colombian Emerald. Ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

3.69 Carat Beryl Yellow Emerald Cut Diamond Three-Stone Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
This handcrafted vintage style ring features a 3.69 carat emerald cut high quality Yellow Beryl (also known as Heliodor) flanked by a pair of cadi step-cut diamonds with a total weig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Beryl, Diamond, Platinum

5.34 Carat Morganite Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
5.34 Carat Morganite Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring A gorgeous ring that can easily be transformed into an engagement ring for that special someone! It has a stunning 4.92 Cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Morganite, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Classic 2.24 Carat Melanya Diamond Ring in 14 Karat White Gold - Shlomit Rogel
Located in Ramatgan, IL
Shlomit Rogel, Classic 2.24 Carat Melanya Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold Diamond Atelier Collection This dainty yet luxurious ring has just the right amount of sparkle. Expertly cra...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

4.39 Carat Rare Fancy Dark Orangey Brown Diamond 22K 'Gypsy' Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
A striking and contemporary rare fancy coloured diamond gypsy ring by Hancocks, set with a richly coloured fancy dark orangy brown heart shaped brilliant cut diamond weighing 4.39cts...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Brown Diamond, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.93 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Vivid Red Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1.93 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Vivid Red Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Ring: A gorgeous and rare piece of jewel, it features a 1.93 carat GIA certified unheated pigeon's blood re...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

6.7 Carat Rubelite Tourmaline Ring with Diamond in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Hong Kong, Kowloon
This collection of rings features the most radiant rubelite tourmalines. These gemstones show a magnificant and regal deep red colour, and the yellow gold and diamond accents makes t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Rubelite, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = 1.50ct Color: M Clarity: VS2 GIA: 1206129836 Diamonds: 172 round brilliant cut = 1.00cttw Color: G Clarity:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Antique Edwardian 18k Gold Platinum GIA Cushion Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This breathtaking antique diamond engagement ring was crafted from solid 18k yellow gold with platinum top during the Edwardian era. It features a gorgeous, old mine cut diamond soli...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

2.26 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.26ctw M/VS2 GIA certified old European cut diamond with 0.11ctw old European cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emilio Jewelry 7.00 Carat GIA Certified Pure Blue Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
From the Emilio Jewelry Museum Vault, Showcasing a magnificent radiant cut natural Gia certified one of a kind pure light blue diamond with no overtone. The cutting of the diamond i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Diamond

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18K white gold Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = 6.71ct Color: L Clarity: VS2 GIA: 2201345413 Diamonds: 2 baguette cut = .50cttw Color: H Clarity: VS2 Ring ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Retro Jade & Diamond Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
This Retro era certified untreated jadeite jade and diamond ring is whimsical, sculptural, stylish, and fun. Not to mention glamorous. Crafted in 14K white gold, the star of the show...
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1940s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Jade, 14k Gold

Platinum 3.97 Carat Cushion Cut Sapphire and 0.64 Carat Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in platinum is this art deco inspired ring that features an alluring 3.97 carat cushion natural sapphire of a deep blue colour and is encompassed with total of 0.64 carats of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 4.68 Carat Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Impressive is just one of the many attributes of this double halo Ring. GIA Certified 4.68 carat fancy Yellow Radiant cut Diamond. Graded by the GIA VVS2 in clarity, the sun like co...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

2.29 Carat Emerald Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring GIA Certified
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 2.29 Carat Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold. This gorgeous ring has a 1.14 Carat Oval Cut Emerald that is set in the center of the ring! The Emerald is surroun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Aquamarine and Diamond Cocktail Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold
Located in London, GB
A contemporary square cut aquamarine ring with triangular cut diamond set shoulders in 18ct white gold. The beauty of this ring is in the design! The rub-over setting means there ar...
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1990s Modernist Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Anna Sheffield 18k Gold 3 ct 'J/SI2' Princess Cut White Diamond Astarte Ring
Located in New York, NY
3.00ct (K/SI1) radiant princess cut cushion white diamond center with 2.00ctw (J/SI2) round white diamond side stones in 18k recycled yellow gold. This infinitely delicate rendition...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

4.09 Carat F VS1 Rare Carre Cut Diamond Platinum Solitaire Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
A stunning carré-cut diamond ring by Hancocks, centred with a vintage cut carré diamond weighing 4.09cts and of F colour and VS1 clarity corner claw set in platinum between shoulders...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds. 

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

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